Is Your Builder Cutting Corners?

According to a recent article in the Canberra Times, complaints about building and planning in the ACT are up 40% compared to this time last year. When it comes to builders, the most common logged complaints include: concerns that building works are not compliant; the...

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What’s it like to be an owner builder?

Have you ever thought about building your own house? Not physically laying the brickwork or connecting the gas and plumbing, but project managing the process without the help of a licensed builder? It can be done, and it’s called “Owner Builder”. An Owner Builder...

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What We Learnt From Renting a Holiday House Over Christmas

If you’ve been lucky enough to get away over the Christmas break and stay in a beautiful holiday house, don’t fret now that it’s over. There’s more to take away from your holiday than happy memories and a fading tan – such as cool design concepts that can be cleverly...

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Where do the $ go in a knock down rebuild?

Building a house is one of the biggest financial commitments a person can make, so it’s reasonable to wonder where all the money goes, and how to minimise costs if needed. In the case of a knock down rebuild, there are three significant areas that affect the...

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Top 5 tips for a successful build

Planning to build a new home can feel somewhat overwhelming, with a great deal of uncertainty as to whether everything will turn out exactly the way you envision it. As custom home builders for over 20 years, we have definitely formed strong opinions on what it takes...

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How many builders should I be speaking to?

You’ve decided to build a house. You’re ready, you’re excited, and you’ve already started on the design. There’s just one more thing you need to do before you can start…find the perfect builder! For those who already have a builder in mind because they know them, or...

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How to get a loan for a knock down rebuild

The dream is there – you can already picture your beautiful new house on your favourite block of land. All you need to do is knock down that rickety old structure that’s sitting in its place to make room for the modern home you’ve always wanted. But…can you afford it?...

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